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Represent ISBA at the 2018 St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Posted on February 27, 2018 by Sara Anderson

You are invited to represent ISBA alongside the Standing Committee on Marketing & Communications by marching in the 2018 St. Patrick’s Day in Chicago on March 17. An annual tradition for ISBA, walking alongside our mobile billboard is a great opportunity to represent the association and our lawyers to the public.

The parade begins at noon at Balbo and Columbus, and proceeds north on Columbus. Members interested in participating can meet at the ISBA Chicago Regional Office, 20 S. Clark Street, Ste. 900 in the morning to walk to the parade as a group at 11:30 a.m. or meet at the parade site. Interested participants are encouraged to bring family and friends. The ISBA parade number will be released the week of the parade.

Contact Sara Anderson at sanderson@isba.org if you would like to participate or for further information.

Temporary ISBA Service Interruption Scheduled on March 4

Posted on February 27, 2018 by Sara Anderson

All ISBA systems will be down due to electrical work between 7 a.m. and 12 p.m. on Sunday, March 4. During this time the ISBA website will not be available. As a result you will also not be able to log into Fastcase, online CLE, and ISBA Central. Here is what you need to know and steps you can take to ensure continued service.

Online CLE

You will not be able to access online CLE at all during the outage. We urge you to plan your weekend CLE needs around the outage.

Hartigan Receives Award from West Central Municipal Conference

Posted on February 22, 2018 by Sara Anderson

ISBA President Hon. Russell W. Hartigan (ret.) received an award from the West Central Municipal Conference in January 2018.

The West Central Municipal Conference serves as the Council of Government representing 51 entities in West Cook County and eastern DuPage County.  The Conference, through its membership, seeks to improve the quality of life for residents and foster a sense of regionalism. 

Illinois Bar Foundation’s Lawyers Rock 2018

Posted on February 20, 2018 by Sara Anderson
The Soul Papas
The Soul Papas

Get ready to rock with the Illinois Bar Foundation at Lawyers Rock 2018, presented by Hassakis & Hassakis, P.C., on Thursday, March 8, 2018 at Lincoln Hall in Chicago. This concert fundraiser features bands comprised of local lawyers, rocking out to benefit the IBF and the Foundation’s M. Denny Hassakis Fund, which supports juvenile justice causes throughout the state. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the show begins at 6:00 p.m.

Tickets are $50 for general admission (includes food and 2 beverage tickets) and $100 for VIP (includes food and unlimited beverages). Tickets and sponsorships are available online or can also be purchased by calling 312-726-6072. Reduced price tickets for current YLD members ($25 general admission, $50 VIP) are available by calling 312-726-6072 or emailing IBFinfo@isba.org.

Athanikar Appointed as Associate Judge

Posted on February 20, 2018 by Sara Anderson

The circuit judges of the Eighteenth Judicial Circuit, DuPage County, Illinois, have appointed Kavita Athanikar to the position of association judge. Ms. Athanikar fills the vacancy created by the appointment of Hon. Jeffrey S. MacKay to circuit judge.

Quick Takes on Illinois Supreme Court Opinions Issued Friday, Feb. 16

Posted on February 16, 2018 by Sara Anderson

The Illinois Supreme Court handed down two opinions today, Friday, Feb. 16. The court considered whether the Cook County Circuit Court erroneously entered a finding of a good-faith settlement agreement under the Joint Tortfeasor Act in a personal injury action arising out of a car accident in Antonicelli v. Rodriguez. In People ex rel. Hartrich v. 2010 Harley-Davidson, the court addresses the application of the excessive fines clause of the Eighth Amendment to the civil forfeiture of personal property. Leading appellate attorneys Karen DeGrand and Joanne Driscoll summarize the cases below.

ISBA Attorneys with Schwartz Injury Law Named to Super Lawyers, Rising Stars

Posted on February 12, 2018 by Sara Anderson

Several ISBA attorneys with Schwartz Injury Law, founded by Allen N. Schwartz, have been named Super Lawyers and Rising Stars in Illinois for 2018. The firm is a division of Kralovec, Jambois & Schwartz. 

Attorneys Allen N. Schwartz, Craig P. Mannarino, Paul D. Richter and David E. Schwartz were all named to the Super Lawyers list: 

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